If you’ve recently searched online for primary sources from the Library of Congress, you may have noticed some exciting changes.
Browse a selection of digitized rare children’s books from the collections of the Library of Congress.
Use maps to develop fun, yet meaningful, activities across disciplines for students at any level.
So, your students have analyzed a primary source. What’s next? The Teacher’s Guide to Analyzing Primary Sources offers guidance, and so does our Teacher in Residence.
Where can you find digitized rare books, information about the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, the National Book Festival, and myriad other resources to support literacy and reading? Visit READ.gov, from the Library of Congress.
Consider using primary sources to help your students learn more about the fascinating state of Hawaii and its diverse populations in celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month this May.
Many of us are working to preserve our natural resources. We recycle, compost, use public transportation or try to turn off lights in empty rooms. Though many may think this movement toward “being green” is a new trend, protecting the environment has been a part of United States history for many years.
How can we learn from tragedies? It’s a universal question that can engage students as they consider both contemporary and historic examples. April 15, the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the luxury liner Titanic, presents a timely opportunity. Help your students analyze varying perspectives on this tragic event through primary sources from the Library of Congress.
As a teacher, how can you gain access to free professional development opportunities funded by the Library’s Teaching with Primary Sources Regional program?
April has been set aside as a time to celebrate and explore the rich and varied legacy of poetry. This conversation with Library of Congress staff Peter Armenti, Digital Reference Specialist, and Rob Casper, Director of the Poetry and Literature Center, explores how to find poetry resources from the Library.